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Surprising health benefits of scuba diving in quarries (even during cold days) Surprising health benefits of scuba diving in quarries (even during cold days)
Airworks - 3 hours 34 minutes ago.
Several of my dive buddies, and other divers I’ve met along the way, have expressed a huge preference for warm-water diving over getting wet in colder waters. And to be honest, I find that diving in tropical, warm climes is very relaxing and fits well within my comfort zone. Personally, however, I frequently look for reasons to go beyond my comfort level in order to stretch myself physically and mentally. Since I currently live inland (Fredericksburg, VA) and a considerable distance from the coa...
What Influenced You to Get Certified What Influenced You to Get Certified
usdiveshows - 7/08/2020 10:23 AM
Who/What influenced you to become a certified scuba diver? US Dive Shows and Shearwater Research are asking divers what got them started. Answer a quick survey. survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eh6ewij2kc3lifmu/start...
Free Online Dive Education Free Online Dive Education
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/11/2020 7:14 AM
Staying at home due to COVID-19? bit.ly/34tu7GU Spend your time useful and learn more about SCUBA diving, marine biology and marine life species from home. We have listed awesome courses, videos and training materials for you to download. From hilarious marine life videos to very serious ecology classes - Pick your favorite. Stay home, stay safe!...
DC Dive Show Workshop Updates DC Dive Show Workshop Updates
usdiveshows - 1/23/2020 10:26 AM
The DC Dive Show has a number of seminars and workshops planned in conjunction with dive club meetings, live music, exhibitors from around the world. The two-day mid-winter festival is a great way to expand your knowledge about diving and the environment at the same time book your next vacation. Workshops: Rebreather 101 a beginners guide taught by Jill Heinerth Diving Medicine with a thorough review of your ears and first aid for incidents you may encounter in remote areas. Citizen Science Work...
Empirical Research Has Confirmed the Therapeutic Benefits of Scuba Diving Empirical Research Has Confirmed the Therapeutic Benefits of Scuba Diving
Airworks - 1/23/2020 5:51 AM
Scuba diving has been around for awhile, and though it is usually considered a recreational sport with a variety of public and private adventurous connotations, it also has very practical commercial and military uses. But did you know that regular participation in diving can have huge health benefits? For example, here are the top 10 fitness and health perks that are noted in Samir Becic’s recent book titled Resync Your Life: 1. Physical fitness: Swimming, and by association scuba diving, is one...
A Shocking and Embarrassing Discovery A Shocking and Embarrassing Discovery
Airworks - 12/30/2019 3:58 PM
My wife and I visit our children and grandchildren that live along the Atlantic edge of Florida about three times a year, and I often try to get in a bit of ocean diving while there. Living in Virginia and a considerable distance from the coast forces me to spend a lot of time quarry diving, so it’s always a real delight to catch a Florida charter and check out the salt life! On December 24th of 2019 I booked a 2-tank drift dive on the Republic IV, one of several boats owned and chartered by Jup...
Needed: a new quarry diving MODEL
Airworks - 8/16/2019 8:17 AM
Having dove in numerous quarries since the late-60’s, I have substantial experience in this type of dive environment. It appears to me that the primary reason for the decade-long decline in local diving is the general unattractive and ho-hum nature of the quarry/lake diving ambience. The history of scuba diving in quarries shows that their primary use by dive shop owners, dive instructors, and quarry site managers has been overwhelmingly oriented around training and certifying divers on the tech...
Time to Ramp up Inland Diving
Airworks - 7/31/2019 3:45 AM
The subject of inland/local diving continues to be a subject of intense discussion within the dive industry. The noticeable decade-long decline in local diver participation has created concern in the minds of many dive industry leaders. In fact, one well-known dive instructor in the mid-Atlantic area made the comment that the dive industry is actually DYING! Many problems have been presented and debated, but very few and practical solutions have been forthcoming. DEMA’s "Go Dive Now" program is ...
Blue Mind and SCUBA Blue Mind and SCUBA
Airworks - 7/28/2019 8:38 AM
While driving from Virginia to North Carolina’s coast for a chartered dive to explore the famous U-352 submarine, my buddies and I decided to take turns reading (out loud for the benefit of the rest) Wallace J. Nichols’ recent book titled “Blue Mind.” We found it to be a very enlightening exposition of why humans are irresistibly drawn to water. “Blue Mind” is a compelling and profound look at how water affects us on every level of human existence: psychological, emotional, physical, and behavio...
Considering Solo/Self-Reliant Diving? Now’s a perfect time! Considering Solo/Self-Reliant Diving? Now’s a perfect time!
Airworks - 7/27/2019 6:45 PM
From the days of Jacques Ives Cousteau and the birth of SCUBA, recreational divers have been instructed to always dive in teams of two or more “buddies.” All diving-related activities – equipment checks, descents, ascents, etc., are all to be performed in groups. The “buddy system”, as it is known, is intended to provide safety, fun, and socialization. When the system functions as intended, with two or more competent divers joining forces underwater, the diving experience can be all it’s meant t...
Get Divers to Pick Up Trash Underwater Using #IsThisYours Get Divers to Pick Up Trash Underwater Using #IsThisYours
Kat3rina - 6/10/2019 3:47 PM
An unfortunate fact that we’ve known for so long is that our oceans are struggling. Worldwide fish stocks are dwindling in numbers; microplastics are found in shellfish, there’s a Great Pacific Garbage Patch three times the size of France, and the rising seawater temperatures are disturbing major aquatic systems. Changes to the environment are also changing our waters, and these changes aren’t at all good. In an attempt to hold people accountable for the trash they produce, a social media campai...
2018 Market Share of Scuba Certification Agencies (PADI, SSI, NAUI) 2018 Market Share of Scuba Certification Agencies (PADI, SSI, NAUI)
Greg - 12/22/2018 10:44 AM
According to the certifications added by scuba divers on DiveBuddy.com, the following list indicates the percentage market share by each certification agency. Only the unique certification agencies were counted for each diver. For example, if a diver listed 3 different certifications with PADI and 1 for DAN, the list below includes 1 for PADI and 1 for DAN. All types of certifications were included (entry, advanced, tech, recreational). Link to larger graph Sample size: 3747 unique scuba divers ...
Whale Shark Diving Etiquette Whale Shark Diving Etiquette
h2oman - 4/21/2018 9:27 PM
Whale Shark Diving Etiquette- Ningaloo Reef, Isla Holbox, Gladden Split, Kwatisore Bay, Darwin’s Arch, Simon’s Town, Sun Island, Kilindini Harbor, Donsol Bay, Utila Open Water, 1. Don’t be a pig. Get in the water quickly, but once you’ve swum with him for a few minutes, back off to let the other divers see him from up front. 2. Never grab a tail or ride off their middle fin. They are God’s creatures too, not mopeds. 3. Limit your expectations. Many people have expectations that are way too high,...
Halibut Hunting: California Seminar Halibut Hunting: California Seminar
h2oman - 4/20/2018 8:46 PM
Spotlight Local California: RAW HALIBUT By H2OMAN ...First published in Spearfishing Magazine (for California Trips contact Freedivingfilms.com) Trophies can be hunted and trophies can be married. Most divers who are underwater hunters have the problem that the trophies we are blessed enough to land on land and beneath the sea seem to get into shoving matches back home around the mantel. I got that suffocating feeling again (like you need to come up for air) when she looked up at me. She sat on ...
Pig looking ships Pig looking ships
ScubaScout - 2/21/2018 8:20 AM
PRESS RELEASE They were called pigboats not because they carried pigs. Dr. Daley is an expert on Whaleback ships built in Superior Wisconsin from 1888 to 1898. 43 were constructed; some were unpowered barges while others were independent steam-powered vessels. They were called pigboats because they had a distinctive pig-like bow. Come and listen to Dr. Matthew Daley talk about -In the Wake of Disaster: The story of the James B. Colgate, the Merida, and Lake Erie’s Black Friday Storm of 1916 at t...
Why Should you PAY for your Internship? Why Should you PAY for your Internship?
GooDiving - 2/13/2018 4:40 AM
When it comes down to that moment when you are looking for the best Divemaster Internship and they ask you to shell out a bunch of money...and you are wondering...WHY??? Why Should You PAY for your Divemaster Internship? Take our Divemaster Internship is a Life Changing Experience, not only because you will be scuba diving everyday but also because you will be trained to be responsible for the safety of the people that dives with you, getting in touch with happy, active people from all over the ...
Search PADI & SSI Dive Instructor Courses Search PADI & SSI Dive Instructor Courses
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/30/2017 8:03 AM
Compare PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) and SSI Instructor Trainer Courses (ITCs). Are you thinking about becoming a dive instructor? Wondering where to do this course and with who? We have created a brand new search engine for you to compare dive instructor courses from around the world. Find the best teachers, dive centers and package offers for your needs! Click here to search dive instructor courses! Are you offering PADI IDCs or SSI ITCs? Create an account on diveoclock.com/pro/ ...
Hollis Prism 2 course Hollis Prism 2 course
trivoodoo - 10/23/2017 11:51 PM
If anybody is interested in the Hollis Prism 2 course, here is the email address listed below. Now until the end of the year, we offer a Hollis Prism 2 course at half price. I am willing to travel with the unit if purchased from us and teach the course anyplace that can support a rebreather (e.g. 100% O2 and CO2 absorbent available ). Since this is our 5th year in operation, we will offer a 50% discount on the course fees. Any boat, park, and consumables are the responsibility of the student for...
Loss of equipment due to poor planning. Loss of equipment due to poor planning.
Scubadad2 - 6/02/2017 12:46 PM
On a recent forensic dive in the Jordan river near Salt Lake City I lost a couple pieces of equipment (My fins specifically) because I failed to understand conditions and plan accordingly. The dive was to look for a firearm used in a recent shooting. We were given the conditions of the water and possible depths of the river (from knee deep to holes as deep as 15’) Being the first one in the water I discovered that using fins was going to be pointless. The deepest point in our search area was onl...
The Restoration Revolution The Restoration Revolution
FtMyersTom - 3/15/2017 6:55 PM
This article was taken from Dan AlertDiver — Q1 Winter 20 The picture is me doing some maintenance on staghorn coral nursery tree in Curacao link to article with photos or pg 18 hard copy alertdiver.com/Restoration_Revolution Gearing up for the largest coral restoration project ever in the Florida Keys For the past three decades the coral reefs of the Florida Keys have been under stress. A poisonous cocktail of high ocean temperatures, polluted runoff from coastal development, coral disease and ...